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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a “ConnectED to the Future” conference with school district supervisers and educators in the East Room of the White House

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A member of the audience signs the digital Future Ready District Pledge during the ‘ConnectED to the Future’ event hosted by President Barack Obama. The conference is with superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho

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President Barack Obama greets audience members

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President Barack Obama signs S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, into law in the Oval Office of the White House. Among the things the act intneds to do is strengthen health and safety requirements for child care programs and providers, expand eligibility to child care programs for families and train providers

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President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, in the Oval Office of the White House. From left are, Rep, Richard Hanna, R-NY., Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa., Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC., and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

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134 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm

  2. 5 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

  3. 7 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

  4. 9 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    All alone here! Well, i like the post Nerdy! Thank you for the terrific and timely updates! 🙂

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      November 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Never alone here! Hi, Dudette and Nerdy!

    • 12 Vicki
      November 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Not alone, Dudette.
      I was busy checking my channel guide—-in NYC Univision is on channel 41—–I agree with the TOD folks who think we would be wise to up their ratings.

      PBO had a wonderful day brought to us by Nerdy Wonka. Thank you so much NW.

      I loved POTUS on facebook. Another smart move.

      St. Louis family members say that the St. Louis FD is going on a special alert status Sunday morning. Make of that what you will.

      • 13 Dudette
        November 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        Heeeyyyy Vicki! Glad you’re here!

        I cannot wait for that speech! Think I really will break out some popcorn! 😀

    • 14 Nerdy Wonka
      November 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks, Dudette.

  5. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    More are getting this non-coverage news out. I wonder if the country will lean to one side tomorrow night, when we’re all watching Univision?

  6. 23 GGAIL
    November 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Hellooooo handsome ❤

  7. 27 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    • 28 Nena20409
      November 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      The Media knows it and so do GOPers.
      But both DC/NY organized Collaborators are ganging up to make sure that Lies, Distortions and Fabrications twisted in Graphic Scary Music propaganda rule the airwaves, print, websites, etc.

  8. November 19, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Congrats Dudette 🙂

    Thank you NW!!!

    Important …

    “Fabled Yom Kippur War commander set to tackle Netanyahu and other ‘professors of no’
    Former IDF general Amnon Reshef wants to build on momentum of recent ‘generals’ petition’ to persuade Israelis to support regional peace.

    A 76 year old former IDF general who blocked the Egyptian army’s advance in the crucial opening hours of the 1973 Yom Kippur War is now seeking to push Israel to embrace Cairo and other moderate Arab partners in order to bring peace.
    Retired IDF Major General Amnon Reshef, who organized the unprecedented petition signed earlier this month by 106 retired generals and spy chiefs that urged Prime Minister Netanyahu to seek a “courageous” regional peace, says that he now plans to commission “top security experts from Israel and other countries” to formulate and publish a detailed plan for regional security arrangements “within a few months.”

    Speaking to reporters in New York Wednesday, Reshef said that his ultimate goal is to “very aggressively” change Israeli public opinion “which has been brainwashed for over 40 years with settlements in the West Bank and the Golan Heights.” And while the generals’ petition that was published in Yediot Achronot earlier this month was careful to present its signatories as representing “neither left nor right,” the plain talking Reshef did not try to conceal his disdain for Israel’s current right-wing leaders, whom he described as “professors of ‘no’.””

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.627416

  9. November 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    595 gazillion thanks Nerdy!!!!

  10. 37 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    For your reading pleasure…NIck Hanauer:)

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/11/overtime-pay-obama-congress-112954.html#.VG0pYDTF8XV

    If you’re in the American middle class—or what’s left of it—here’s how you probably feel. You feel like you’re struggling harder than your parents did, working longer hours than ever before, and yet falling further and further behind. The reason you feel this way is because most of you are—falling further behind, that is. Adjusted for inflation, average salaries have actually dropped since the early 1970s, while hours for full-time workers have steadily climbed.
    Meanwhile, a handful of wealthy capitalists like me are growing wealthy beyond our parents’ wildest dreams, in large part because we’re able to take advantage of your misfortune.

    In 1975, more than 65 percent of salaried American workers earned time-and-a-half pay for every hour worked over 40 hours a week. Not because capitalists back then were more generous, but because it was the law. It still is the law, except that the value of the threshold for overtime pay—the salary level at which employers are required to pay overtime—has been allowed to erode to less than the poverty line for a family of four today. Only workers earning an annual income of under $23,660 qualify for mandatory overtime. You know many people like that? Probably not. By 2013, just 11 percent of salaried workers qualified for overtime pay, according to a report published by the Economic Policy Institute. And so business owners like me have been able to make the other 89 percent of you work unlimited overtime hours for no additional pay at all.

  11. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Well, that hoppin’ ol’ Senate has confirmed a bunch of new Ambassadors by voice votes … to Madagascar and Comoros; to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu; to Botswana; to Turkmenistan; to Bosnia and Herzegovina, among other “actions.”

    Everybody will surely deserve a good night’s sleep after this.

  12. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    November 19, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I heart my President.

    • November 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Can you imagine the feeling at the Latin Grammy’s after the President makes his statement? I’m quite sure the euphoria will be palpable!

    • 41 hopefruit2
      November 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks NW! For all those who were claiming on Twitter that ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX not showing the speech was supposed to be “triumph” for the Right whatever the hell that meant…

  13. 42 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/11/19/3594584/when-republicans-supported-going-as-far-as-we-possibly-can-without-congress-acting-on-immigration/

    “With his immigration bill dead, the administration rolled out a proposed rule to address some of the major issues in the failed legislation,” the Associated Press writes, before outlining some of the changes the president will enact without the consent of Congress.

    But the article isn’t about President Barack Obama’s impending executive action to “expand temporary protections for millions of undocumented immigrants.” It’s from 2007 and it details President George W. Bush’s push to enact changes to immigration law after his own immigration reform bill failed in the Senate.

    The rules required employers to dismiss workers whose Social Security numbers don’t match those in federal databases, tightened border security, and streamlined guest-worker programs and urging employers to fire undocumented workers.

    In defending his actions, Bush sounded a lot like Obama does today.

    “Although the Congress has not addressed our broken immigration system by passing comprehensive reform legislation, my administration will continue to take every possible step to build upon the progress already made,” Bush said.

  14. November 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm

  15. November 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    LOVE my Senator!!

  16. 46 carolyn
    November 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Well, I just wrote ABC news again about Jonathan Karl, and his entirely untrue and prejudiced reports. He can fit more untruths in a short report than I believed possible. I am going to keep on their case.

    WHY are the networks not airing the president’s speech? Where can I view it? How can they call themselves news stations if they don’t broadcast the President’s speech???

  17. 49 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    • 50 sherijr
      November 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      and… they put another inmate to death today. Gov Nixon (not my kind of democrat) refused a stay of execution. I believe MO’s 9th death penalty this year.

  18. 52 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  19. 53 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Best.President.Ever

  20. November 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Our CORRUPT media:

  21. November 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

  22. November 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

  23. 68 hopefruit2
    November 19, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Paging 20committee & Co…

  24. 81 hopefruit2
    November 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Please retweet (and fave) if you can! 🙂

  25. 85 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

  26. November 19, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    YEAH!!

  27. 93 Nena20409
    November 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Great collection of Tweets, NW.
    Obrigada.
    Danke.
    Thank You.

  28. 94 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Stupid Republicans and MSM …they will never get it. PBO just cooked their goose, kicked their ass and spit in their eyes all in one swoop:) By NOT working with him and crowing about all this, MORE people are guar parentsranteed to tune in and watch/ listen that before….Know how when your parents told you that you COULDN’T do something…and you wanted to do it even MORE after they said that? Yeah…like that:) Barn burner tomorrow night!!

    • 95 desertflower
      November 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      {{sigh}}} When I type, sometimes my cursor will move…for no reason other than it does….I have NO IDEA what ” parentsranteed” is… I mean GUARANTEED. That is all 🙂

  29. November 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Now I know not to waste my time with CBS,NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC tomorrow night at 8pm. Thanks to that liberal media who is own by conservative right wing billionaires.

  30. 97 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

  31. 98 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Tapping fingers….Hmmmm…wonder what was different????…

    http://www.medialifemagazine.com/bush-immigration-speech-draws-41m-viewers-monday/

    When President Bush decided to give a national address on his plans for immigration Monday, the Big Four networks were not interested in disrupting their May sweeps programming to show it. But they relented, and it seems viewers were very interested in seeing it. According to preliminary average audience estimates from Nielsen, the speech, which ran for approximately 15 minutes starting at 8:00 p.m., drew 41.6 million viewers on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOX News, HLN, MSNBC, Telemundo and Univision. It averaged a 27.6 household rating and 49 share. By comparison, President Bush’s last address, on Dec. 18, 2005, drew 36.6 million viewers and a 24.0 household rating for ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Nielsen’s Hispanic people meter samples found that it reached 4.3 million viewers on Azteca America, Telemundo and Univision (the latter two networks are included in both sets of figures).

    From May 2006…

  32. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  33. 106 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  34. 107 Don
    November 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    If it weren’t for the “adult” channels I wouldn’t watch tv at all.

  35. 108 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/2014/11/19/the-reason-why-obama-is-giving-a-major-immigration-speech-in-nevada/

    In January 2013, President Obama chose Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to make his remarks outlining his administration’s comprehensive immigration reform principles. Part victory rally, part policy speech, the event was a clear thank-you to the state’s Latino and organized-labor communities for their 2012 support and a down payment on promises to be fulfilled in a second Obama term.

    Now, after waiting 17 months for the Republican controlled House of Representatives to follow the lead of the U.S. Senate and pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation, on Friday President Obama will be returning to Del Sol High School to rally support for his administration’s executive action expanding temporary protections from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

    The symmetry in selecting Del Sol High School as the backdrop for President Obama’s continued push for immigration reform is no accident. The school serves a majority Latino student body and many of these students come from families who would likely benefit from the president’s executive action. According to the Pew Research’s Hispanic Trends Project, 17.7 percent of Nevada’s K-12 students have parents who are undocumented immigrants.

  36. 109 hopefruit2
    November 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Sorry for the duplicate if this has been posted already.

  37. 121 Don
    November 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What midterms!

  38. 122 forus50
    November 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  39. 123 99ts
    November 19, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    US media is SO corrupt – they will give air time to anyone from the GOP – but not the President of the United States. Utter Scum. This is aimed at complete government takeover by business – aided and abetted by the SCOTUS

  40. 124 arapaho415
    November 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Friday’s tentative schedule:

    Looks like PBO’s speech will be at 2ish sharp on the east coast. 😉

  41. 125 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 8:38 pm

  42. 126 arapaho415
    November 19, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Link in tweet provides unbelievable photos from Buffalo NY:

  43. 127 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  44. 129 Dudette
    November 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

  45. 130 forus50
    November 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

  46. 131 desertflower
    November 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Great outreach. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014947810

    In a sign of the difficulties GOP leaders face in keeping their unruly caucus on-message, retiring tea party firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Wednesday that the immigrants given new protections by the president could become “illiterate” Democratic voters.

    “The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming into the United States who can’t speak the English language,” Bachmann told reporters at the Capitol. “Even though the president says they won’t be able to vote, we all know that many, in all likelihood, will vote.”

    Any questions?? Any at all?

  47. 132 forus50
    November 19, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    🙂 🙂

  48. 133 Nena20409
    November 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm


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